Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Agenda: NHC public hearing on Seabreeze commercial park, Bald Head Island council retreat

NHC Board of Commissioners meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. (Port City Daily/Shea Carver)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Every Monday Port City Daily shares the upcoming government meetings around the tri-county region. If there’s an item of public interest, we’ll include that below the listed meeting, too.

Monday, Feb. 5

City of Wilmington will have its agenda review meeting at City Hall in council chambers, 102 North 3rd St., at 8:30 a.m. It can be livestreamed here.

Pender County Board of Commissioners will hold a closed special meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Pender County Public Assembly Room at 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC. The meeting is pursuant to North Carolina general statute § 143 318.11(A)(6), which authorizes closed meetings to “consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee.”

Pender County Board of Commissioners will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. at the Pender County Public Assembly Room at 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC. Notable items on the agenda include approval of a $185,000 contract with Highfill Infrastructure Engineering related to the US 421 CFPUA Water Interconnection Project.

New Hanover County Commissioners meet at 4 p.m. in the NHC Historic Courthouse, 24 N. Third St., room 301. The agenda includes a temporary waiver of fees in the NHC parking deck downtown (read more here) and a public hearing on Seabreeze (read more here). The meeting can be livestreamed here.

Brunswick Board of Commissioners meet at 3 p.m. According to the agenda, a presentation will be given on the county’s comprehensive transportation plan and the board will discuss the 2024 and 2025 calendar for meetings. The board meets at 30 Government Center Dr. in Bolivia. The public can watch live here.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

New Hanover County Board of Elections meets at 5 p.m. in the Longleaf Room at 1241 A Military Cutoff Rd. to review absentee ballot applications and discuss other election-related matters. There is limited in-person seating available. The meeting is livestreamed here and to participate telephonically, call 1-336-218-2051 at 5 p.m. and hit the conference ID 727 018 954 followed by pound (#). Public comments are accepted by emailing newhanover.boe@nhcgov.com until noon on Jan. 29.

The Pender County Board of Elections will host a meeting regarding absentee ballots at 6 p.m. It’s hosted at the board of elections office at 807 S. Walker St. in Burgaw.

The Brunswick County Board of Elections will host a meeting regarding absentee ballots at 4 p.m. in commissioners’ chambers at the David Sandifer Administration Building. 30 Government Center Drive NE, in Bolivia.

Pender County Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Annex building at 15060 US HWY 17, Hampstead. The agenda includes two rezoning requests related to a 5.65 acre parcel in the Long Creek Township.

The Wilmington Urban Metropolitan Planning Organization’s bike/ped committee meets at 2 p.m. in-person on the first floor of 305 Chestnut Street in downtown Wilmington. There is also a virtual option via Zoom, which can be accessed here. An agenda was not posted by press.

The City of Wilmington meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in council chambers, 102 North 3rd St. The agenda includes five public hearings, regarding multiple zonings. One includes bringing a Circle K to 1618 Dawson St.; read PCD’s coverage here. Another includes 5.82 acres at 6120 Oleander Drive for a planned a mixed-use development that includes 178 dwelling units and 20,700 square feet of office and commercial space. Also on the agenda, council will discuss an ordinance allowing law enforcement to begin charging misdemeanors rather than infractions for pedestrians that loiter on medians not wide enough for safe refuge. The meeting can be streamed here.

Brunswick County Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Center of Applied Sciences and Technology (COAST), 1109 Old Ocean Hwy, Bolivia. They’re also streamed here. The agenda includes discussion about the 2024-2025 school year calendars. 

Surf City Town Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Surf City Municipal Complex at 214 W. Florence Way. The agenda includes budget ordinance amendments for the town’s police department and vehicle repair services.

Wilmington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. at Rankin Place Terrace, 415 N 12th Street. An agenda was not posted by press.

New Hanover County School Board will meet at 5 p.m. at the NHC Board of Education Center. The board will discuss policy amendments, Vogel law firm and the Career Readiness Academy at Mosley, according to the agenda. Meetings are livestreamed here.

Southport Board of Aldermen will hold an agenda review meeting at 9 a.m. The meeting is held at 223 E. Bay St.

Bald Head Island Village Council will have a two-day council retreat beginning Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Department of Public Safety Building, 273 Edward Teach Extension. Council will receive updates from village departments, discuss the impacts of the possible homeowners’ insurance increases proposed in NC, and its long-term vision, according to the agenda. Members of the public are invited to attend in person or access live audio of the meeting here.

Wednesday, Feb. 7 

Bald Head Island Village Council retreat will pick up again at 9 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Department of Public Safety Building, 273 Edward Teach Extension. Members of the public are invited to attend in person and/or online and can access live audio of the meeting here. The council also will host its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. On the agenda are monthly reports, as well as an amendment to council’s rules of procedure and a resolution approving the installment financing of public safety ambulance #2.  

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has two committee meetings Wednesday. The first is at 9 a.m. with the finance committee. The agenda includes a $6.8 million contract for the Walnut Street Pump Station and a $561,000 contract for the Porters Neck Elevated Water Tank Rehabilitation Project. The executive committee meets at 10 a.m. and will include an attorney’s and executive director’s report. The meeting takes place at 235 Government Center Dr., in the New Hanover County Room. 

The Wilmington Planning Commission is meeting at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 102 North 3rd Street, on the 2nd floor. They will discuss a conditional rezoning for 516 & 520 Mosley Street. It’s roughly 7.87 acres, with plans to build a 60 unit multiple-dwelling residential development. The meeting can be streamed here.

Belville Board of Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 63 River Road. There will be a public hearing regarding the annexation of 9971 and 9981 Chappell Loop Rd.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Wilmington Historic Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Thalian Hall, 102 North 3rd Street. The agenda includes discussion of altering an outdoor pavilion at Stemmermans at 128 S. Front St.

UNCW Board of Trustees will hold meetings both Thursday and Friday. A schedule of events can be found here. Thursday committee meetings are held in the Burney Center’s various ballrooms. Lunch is served, and there will be a pre-game social and the UNCW men’s basketball game against Drexel after the meetings. 

Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning will meet at 6 p.m. at Council Chambers, 1121 N. Lake Park Boulevard. The agenda includes a staff report on recent developments and an amendment to the town’s parking and loading regulations,

Wrightsville Beach Board of Alderman will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall Council Chambers at 321 Causeway Drive. The agenda includes a status update on the interim manager position and consideration of a sponsorship program for pickleball courts.

Southport Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. at 223 E. Bay St. The agenda includes hiring a recruitment company for the city’s planning director, selecting a firm to do water and sewer appraisal and to discuss rights-of-way. The meeting is livestreamed here.

The Town of Leland Economic Committee meets at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Barnes Sutton will give an update and a discussion will center on Leland Life Science and Medical Technology Summit, to be held April 4. Meetings are streamed here.

Navassa Parks and Recreation will meet Feb. 8, 10 a.m., at 334 Main St. An agenda was not posted by press.

Friday, Feb. 9 

UNCW Board of Trustees will meet in the Burney Center Ballroom A for a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by its quarterly trustees meeting at 9:30 a.m. It includes reports from Thursday’s committees, a chancellor’s report and more. The agenda can be accessed here.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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